Principal Gifts Manager
Jon Copp

Jon joined Common Room in September 1981 having completed a BEd Hons in Physical Education at St Luke's College, Exeter.

Following a two-year teaching exchange to Geelong College in Australia, he was appointed Director of Physical Education in 1988. Jon coached hockey at Marlborough College from 1981 through to 2013 with various stints as Master in Charge of both boys and girls.

Alongside his teaching and following in the footsteps of his friend and mentor David Whitaker (CR 76-86), Jon pursued a successful hockey coaching career at club and international level. After short periods with Bath University and the Oxford Blues, he took up the coaching position at Reading HC and went on to lead Great Britain at two Olympics in 1996 in Atlanta and 2000 in Sydney.

In 2001, Jon returned to the College taking a new role as Director of Summer School. Over the past decade he has successfully guided the event, now widely regarded as the market leader. More recently, Jon has assumed responsibility for wider commercial activity as Director of Enterprise, before being appointed Director of Development in January 2014.

In September 2017, Jon was appointed as Principal Gifts Manager.

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